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Bass Lessons — Beginners Guide To Walking Bass Lines bass tabs




Standard string tuning (G,D,A,E) recommended

1. Nothing too difficult, just make sure you are stamping your
foot two times per second and that you are counting from 1 to 4
in time with your foot beat. So in other words, you play the next
note each time you finish counting to 4.
|—————————————————0—————————————|
|—4———0———2———————————0—————————|
|—————————————4———————————2—————|
|—————————————————————————————3—|

2. By now you should be able to count to 4 with a steady foot beat
because you will need to play each note in time with your footbeat.
|—————————————————————————————————0—0—0—0—————————————————————————|
|—4—4—4—4—0—0—0—0—2—2—2—2—————————————————0—0—0—0—————————————————|
|—————————————————————————4—4—4—4—————————————————2—2—2—2—————————|
|—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————3—3—3—3—|

3. This one is called a walking bass line. Remember to play each
note in time with your foot, but I'd personally recommend that
you take your time in being able to get used to playing the notes
at your own pace so that you could either remember the notes,
or be able to site read them. Good Luck.
|———————————2—————————————————————————2—————————2—4—————————————0—|
|—4—————4—0———4—0—2———————————————0—4———4—————2—————0—2———————0———|
|———0—4—————————————2—————4—————4—————————0—4———————————2———2—————|
|—————————————————————4—0———0—4———————————————————————————3———————|
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Bass Lessons - Beginners Guide To Walking Bass Lines Bass Tab

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3 years, 8 months ago
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is this a 4/4 count? notes that hold four beats in a measure are whole note arnt they? your showing 32 notes in a measure so are they 32nd notes? That makes for some very fast playing for a beginner. I thought one note per beat were quarter notes and if you hit two notes per beat then they are 8th notes. So I'm confused with only one note for every count of four.
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is this a 4/4 count? notes that hold four beats in a measure are whole note arnt they? your showing 32 notes in a measure so are they 32nd notes? That makes for some very fast playing for a beginner. I thought one note per beat were quarter notes and if you hit two notes per beat then they are 8th notes. So I'm confused with only one note for every count of four.
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Clearly the absence of a timing signature leaves one to wonder. Without such, we are left to guess. I'd recommend for a true beginner to see each measure at 4/4 time, but you will play the notes as 1/8 notes. Thus, there are 8 notes in the bar. This requires you to count a note in between a note, or simpler is to simply count each note as “one … and … two… and …three …and… four.” The first note is on the one, the second note on the 2, etc.

The second measure doubles the time to 1/16th notes, meaning 16 in a measure, and is counted similarly while allowing for time for each note. I generally brake it down to a faster pattern clall in each note as part of four. Thus, my count becomes “one … and … two… and …three …and… four” and I count it four times in a measure.

The third pattern is too fast for a true beginner. Break it down to four bars and you can do it, but you're cutting your time from 1/64 back to 4/4 with 1/8 notes like example 1. You can hear the riff that way, and then speed up as your timing a tonality improve.
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I'm sorry, I meant the 2nd note on the “and” with third note on Two, etc.

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